The prestigious event, hosted at Burton Court in Chelsea, London, returned for a final time with a star-studded guest list to help raise awareness and vital funds towards improving diagnosis for the inherited heart conditionhypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
George Frost said: “We would like to thank everyone who came to our final summer party to help support the Miles Frost Fund. “Nothing will ever fill the void left by Miles’ death. Losing him has been more difficult than any of us can bear, but if we can help stop anyone else from experiencing this same pain it will be a great comfort.”
An estimated 120,000 people across the UK are thought to be living with a faulty gene that causes the inherited heart condition HCM, the majority of whom experience no symptoms. However, for some – like Miles Frost – HCM can lead to sudden death at a young age, often without any warning.
When Miles died from a cardiac arrest last year, it is thought that Miles inherited the condition from his father Sir David Frost, who was found to have the condition when he died.
We couldn’t have wished for better weather on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year! Many high profile celebrities attended including our Ambassadors Pippa Middleton and Esther Rantzen, Sir Michael Parkinson, HRH Princess Eugenie of York, Sir Michael Caine, Piers Morgan, Sol Campbell and David Seaman, came together for the final Frost summer party to help raise money for the Miles Frost Fund.
Our Chief Executive, Simon Gillespie, said: “The Frost Summer Party has been a fantastic event, which has really helped raise the profile of HCM and the importance of getting a nationwide cascade testing service set up in the UK. I cannot praise the Frost family highly enough for setting up this fund in memory of Miles Frost and trying to protect other families from the devastating impact of this terrible condition.”
The Fund aims to raise £1.5m to ensure genetic testing is available nationwide for immediate family members of those affected by HCM to identify those at risk.
Donate now to the Miles Frost Fund